To put in a nutshell, web scraping is a process of data extraction from websites. All the job is carried out by a piece of code which is called a “scraper”. First, it sends a “GET” query to a specific website. Then, it parses an HTML document based on the received result. After it’s done, the scraper searches for the data you need within the document, and, finally, converts it into whatever specified format.
WHAT IS WEB SCRAPING?
The data can be the following:
- product items;
- contact information, e.g. emails, phone numbers etc.
Web Scraping (also termed Screen Scraping, Web Data Extraction, Web Harvesting etc.) is a technique employed to extract large amounts of data from websites whereby the data is extracted and saved to a local file in your computer or to a database in table (spreadsheet) format.
Data displayed by most websites can only be viewed using a web browser. They do not offer the functionality to save a copy of this data for personal use. The only option then is to manually copy and paste the data – a very tedious job which can take many hours or sometimes days to complete. Web Scraping is the technique of automating this process, so that instead of manually copying the data from websites, the Web Scraping software will perform the same task within a fraction of the time.
So, why would you need Web scraping?
It can be a very valuable asset to anyone packaging and re-selling information. You can put it to use when monitoring retail prices, stock markets, real estate, weather data and there are numerous other uses.
WHAT WE OFFER?
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